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Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Calvin Marlin believes the competition for the No 1 jersey in the national team is the healthiest it has been in many years.

Congo coach Claude Le Roy again criticised Africa Cup of Nations organisers on Saturday as his team spent more than an hour fighting through the crowds to reach the stadium for the tournament's opening match.

For Shakes Mashaba of South Africa and his team, the wait for their first appearance in this year's Africa Cup of Nations could not come quickly enough.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he aims to be a big star like Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o after he led Gabon to beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a 2015 AFCON Group A match in Bata

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo struck a brace for English Championship club Watford in the 5-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

A seven man committee on Sunday was  inaugurated by the executive committee of the Niger state Football Association (FA) to conduct the election for the next executive committee which is scheduled to hold on monday 16 february 2015.

No fewer than 300 athletes mostly from primary and second­ary schools in the state who have won laurels for the state are to be rewarded by the Niger State Government.

The National Sports Commission (NSC) will commence prepara­tion for the All Africa Games (AAG) next month.

Chairman of two-time African champions, Enyimba Interna­tional FC of Aba, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, has assured the teem­ing fans and supporters of the Aba millionaires that they have nothing to worry about as far as his team’s CAF Champions League preparations are concerned.

The first grand slam of the new tennis sea­son, the Australian Open, is just three days away, with the big guns aiming to add an­other slam title to their various collections, while the young ones hope to ruffle few feathers.

 Since 2008, FIFA’s annual jamboree honoring the world’s best player has been dominated by just two names. Ronaldo, Messi, Messi, Messi, Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldo.

Midfielder Andile Jali couldn’t hide his joy after he was selected as captain of Bafana Bafana in the in­ternational friendly match against Mali played on Wednesday at the Stade de Monedan in Libreville, Gabon.

The DR Congo delegation reached their AFCON base camp in Ebebiyin via Mon­gomo on Wednesday afternoon, after undergoing a successful compulsory Ebola tests in Malabo. At the end of the test, all the delegation which in­cluded players and the entire coach­ing crew were all cleared for the AF­CON.

Algeria have suffered another injury blow ahead of the Africa Cup of Na­tions (AFCON) finals with goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche ruled out after getting hurt in training.

Former Chairman of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) and the proprietor of Nembe City FC, Chief Rumson Victor Baribote, has expressed optimism that his recently relegated team, Nembe City FC, will make a quick return to the elite league possibly after a season.

Giwa FC first choice goal keeper, Ojo Olorunleke has stated confidently that the Flying Eagles currently preparing for the Africa Youth Championship (AYC) in Kaduna will conquer all opposition in Senegal when the competition gets under way in March.

Nigeria’s striker Emmanuel Eme­nike was involved in a training ground row with Fenerbahce team-mate Bruno Alves.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan is "pretty surprised" by batsman Kevin Pietersen's claim that he wants him back in the side.

Pietersen's international career was ended last February as the ECB sought to rebuild England's "team ethic".

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player